Iranian Ayatollah: 'Our missiles can destroy US warship fleet'

Ayatollah Yousef Tabtabai Nejad: Authority to launch US strike lies with Supreme Leader Khamenei, not 'officials who take their time'.

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The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports Iranian Ayatollah Yousef Tabtabai Nejad said in a sermon in Esfahan that the American fleet of warships could be destroyed by Iranian missiles, and that the authority to launch a strike against them lies in the hands of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, rather than in the hands of "officials who will take their time."

He added: "When [Khamenei] says he will do something, he does it!"